The compiler asks twice to overwrite

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amyren
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The compiler asks twice to overwrite

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There is a minor annoyance when compiling and you want to replace a previous executable.
It will prompt you that the file already exist, and ask if you want to overwrite this.
If yes it will continue, asking about compression. Then as the last step before saving the executable, it will again prompt you about overwriting the file.

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Re: The compiler asks twice to overwrite

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Which platform is this?

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Re: The compiler asks twice to overwrite

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I think its a general issue, it happens both when compiling for 68k or for Windows x64. The same thing happens when creating applets as well.

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Re: The compiler asks twice to overwrite

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I think he asks about what is the system where the compiler runs on, not the target platform.

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Re: The compiler asks twice to overwrite

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I assume "Windows" as amyren has posted that in "Windows IDE" ...
Currently using: Hollywood 9 with Windows IDE and Hollywood 8 with Visual Studio Code and hw4vsc

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Re: The compiler asks twice to overwrite

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Ok, this is a minor nuisance which can easily be worked around by changing the following line

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%HWPATH %SCRIPT -compile %OUTEXE -exetype %EXEPLATFORM -debugdevice ::hwnd%IDEWINDOW
to this line:

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%HWPATH %SCRIPT -compile %OUTEXE -exetype %EXEPLATFORM -debugdevice ::hwnd%IDEWINDOW -overwrite
...in Settings-Hollywood-Options for compiling scripts.

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Re: The compiler asks twice to overwrite

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Yes, that worked. Now it only asks once.

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Re: The compiler asks twice to overwrite

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Ok, I won't fix this, though. The reason is that when compiling Windows executables or Hollywood applets, Hollywood will automatically add ".exe" or ".hwa" to the specified file if this extension wasn't specified. So if you choose a file named "foo" Hollywood will compile as "foo.exe" instead if you compile for Windows but the file requester might not complain because you just chose "foo" and then files could get overwritten without asking. So better ask twice than overwrite stuff unwantedly :)

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Re: The compiler asks twice to overwrite

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I think the first overwrite-request comes from the file requester, the second comes from the hollywood compiler.
So if you choose a file named "foo" Hollywood will compile as "foo.exe" instead if you compile for Windows but the file requester might not complain because you just chose "foo" and then files could get overwritten without asking. So better ask twice than overwrite stuff unwantedly :)
I agree, the second one from the compiler should stay, but maybe the first one from the file requester could be turned off and that would fix it?

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Re: The compiler asks twice to overwrite

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No since compiler time maybe ita late

Imho if you "agree" in ide ide should compile with a possible overwrite attribute
I.e
Hollywood -overwrite main.hws main.exe
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